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Weston Roundtable Series: Detection Dogs: Moving from the “Feel Good” to the “Really Good for Strong Science
October 24, 2019 @ 4:15 am - 5:15 pm
Detection Dogs: Moving from the “Feel Good” to the “Really Good” for Strong Science
Many people have dogs, and countless more feel an affection towards them at some level. Canines have been used for detection purposes for as long as they have been partnering with humans. In the past twenty years the use of conservation canines has exploded, and their utility is heralded for applications from basic detection of wildlife scat to poaching applications. In this presentation we will look at detection dogs for conservation applications, taking a critical look at one of the most sophisticated sensors available.